August 21, 1949|
North Battleford, Saskatchewan
|Died||June 10, 2015
Abbotsford, British Columbia
|Criminal charge||Murder, rape|
|Criminal penalty||Life imprisonment|
|Conviction(s)||November 22, 1999|
On January 31, 1969, 20-year old nursing student Gail Miller was found raped and murdered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the neighborhood where Miller lived. David Milgaard was wrongfully convicted of the crime and served 23 years in prison before being released in 1992, and exonerated by DNA evidence in 1997. Fisher was arrested on July 25, 1997 in Calgary and convicted of Miller's murder on November 22 of that year. Fisher, who had previously served a total of 23 years for numerous rapes committed in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, was handed a life sentence. The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan unanimously denied the appeal of his conviction in September 2003.
Fisher was eligible for parole on multiple occasions but opted not to have his case heard by the National Parole Board. He died on June 10, 2015 at the Pacific Institution in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
- "Parole board says rapist, murderer Larry Fisher has passed on June parole hearing". Winnipeg Free Press. 26 February 2009.
- "Larry Fisher, killer behind David Milgaard's wrongful conviction, dies in prison". cbc.ca. 11 June 2015.
- CBC News Indepth: David Milgaard story with Larry Fisher notes
- CNEWS Law & Order: Larry Fisher loses appeal[dead link]
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